September 13th, 2011 — Mark Littlewood
An extraordinary app was just released in the iTunes store. Called Phone Story, it is:
Phone Story is an educational game about the hidden social costs of smartphone manufacturing. Follow your phone’s journey from the Coltan mines of the Congo to the electronic waste dumps in Pakistan through four colorful mini-games. Compete with market forces in an endless spiral of technological obsolescence.
You can keep Phone Story in your favorite device as a reminder of your impact on this world.
All revenues from the sale of this app will be donated to organizations working to solve the issues mentioned in this game.